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Paula Reed & Meredith Etherington-Smith. Milan. Fondazione Nicola Trussardi & Edizioni Charta 2001. Paperback. 70 pages. Text in Italian & English. 59 illustrations, including 16 in colour. 240 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). 0.3kg. 8881583550. Italian & English. Very good; light rubbing and shelf-wear to wrappers.'Whoever loves hats will not be able to resist the wonderful story of the Irishman who creates timeless hats. Philip Treacy (Ahascragh, County Galway, 1967), one of a “plenteous” family made up of baker father, seven brothers and a sister, was taught how to hold a sewing needle by his tiny village’s schoolteacher. Fortunately it never left his fingers. Since the sixties fashion has become more informal and less dictatorial, today hats are no longer symbols of conformity but individual acts of rebellion. Treacy, who freed the hat from the dictums of fashions and trends, makes his creations with veils, feathers, artificial flowers, straw, gauze but also with shadows and illusions: subversive shapes, sculptures balanced on the crown. In this book, realized in collaboration with Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, you will find photographs of his hats and wooden models and a list of ten reasons to wear a hat.' (from the publisher's description).